Andalusia

As we leave winter behind and look ahead to spring, this year it begins on March 20th. Lighter foods appear on restaurant menus.  Comforting winter food is left behind for fresher dishes. Paella and Rice dishes are a perfect choice

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escapada a granada

Neighbourhoods in Granada city I am often asked by newcomers about renting apartments and living in Granada city itself. I wanted to offer some specific advice on this topic as it seems to come up every now and again. To

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Carmen Almanzor Granada

Typical Carmen in the Albaicin You may be wondering what a Carmen is or even where the Albaicin is. You may have visited the Albaicin quarter in Granada. Or seen a photo or painting of the neighbourhood. Let´s find out

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If you have ever been on a Spanish holiday you may have noticed the way the locals set themselves up for a day at the beach. If you want to enjoy it like a local you are going to need

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Granada Christmas Lights

Throughout the month of December activities are planned in Granada for the colourful festive season. This Christmas guide to activities runs through all of December and up to January 7th. Nativity Scenes, Shopping tips, Restaurant opening times and Christmas concerts are

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Wine Experience Almeria

Hammams abound in Andalusia. In this region there are lots of Spa treatments and Arab baths due to the historic connection of these Southern cities. I´ve not managed to visit them all just yet. (Although I´m working on it) Let

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Local treats Christmas Markets in Granada by piccavey

The Christmas season this year will kick off on Friday 2nd December. This day is the start of the long Spanish bank holiday. In the Spanish calendar the 6th & 8th of December are national holidays. Marking the celebration of he

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Alhambra Palace Water features

Can you imagine the Alhambra palace without water? It´s almost impossible to imagine this space without the fountains, pools and water features. Many of the decorative elements of this magnificent monument are created or enhanced with water. The use of

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Learning Spanish with wine

Wine is an inherent part of Spanish culture yet it hasn’t always heralded the international respect of French and Italian varieties. The wine industry in Spain is now beginning to receive the recognition it deserves. The beauty of Spanish wines

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Churros Street Food

Spanish Churros Showstopper This week on the Great British Bake Off (Series 7 Ep.4) the showstopper challenge was Spanish Churros. The bakers were challenged to make churros from scratch with a sauce. In typical GBBO style there were many versions

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